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Home Exchanges, Housesitting and Caretaking Abroad

Home Exchanges or Housesitting Abroad

"Home exchanging allows you all the comforts of home while on vacation at a bargain price. While open to anyone, the arrangement is ideal for travelers who have the time and means to arrange flexible and sometimes long-term vacations and for those who wish to experience what it's really like to live in another country." —Linda Lewis from Swapping Vacations: Home Exchanges

 Home Exchanges, Housesitting, and Caretaking Articles
Home Exchanges Enrich Travel Experience by Shelley Seale
Home Exchanges: A Cheap Way to Live Abroad by Catherine Price
Caretaking Abroad by Nora Dunn
Housesitting Abroad by Nora Dunn
Vacation Swapping: Home Exchanges Can Cost No More than Staying Home by Linda Lewis
Home Exchange Tips by Ruth Marvin Webster
Seven Great Reasons to Exchange Homes by Carol Dalton Sebilia
How to Exchange a Home and Live Irish by Isabel Bearman Bucher
Home Away from Home: Have a "Second" Home For Price of Planefare by Jeri Magg
Planning a Career Break by Susan Griffith

 Home Exchanges, Housesitting, and Caretaking Websites

The Caretaker Gazette
Would you like to house sit anywhere in the world? There are empty homes in every state and country, and property owners are looking for trustworthy people to live in them as property caretakers and housesitters! The Caretaker Gazette contains these property caretaking/housesitting openings in all 50 states and foreign countries. Published since 1983, subscribers receive 1,000+ property caretaking opportunities each year, worldwide. Some of these caretaking and housesitting openings also offer compensation in addition to the free housing provided. Short, medium and long-term property caretaking assignments are in every issue. Subscriptions: $29.95/year. The Caretaker Gazette, (206) 462-1818. www.caretaker.org.
Featured Unpaid Listing

Global Home Exchange for a home exchange, which is a fun and affordable way for to travel and save money. By swapping homes travelers enjoy no cost holiday accommodation

HomeExchange.com was established in 1972 and outlet now has 14,000 members in 110 countries.

HomeLink International was established in 1953, HomeLink International is the oldest and largest home exchange organization in the world with 24 offices worldwide, staffed by experienced home exchangers and meeting the home exchange needs of the more than 13,000 listed members in 69 countries. Each year HomeLink publishes a full-color 800-page print directory with thousands of individual listings and photos. Members also have year-round access to an online database on the latest listings and assistance from 24 English-speaking officers worldwide. Annual membership. (Reviewed by Alison Gardner).

HomeLink International is the largest and oldest exchange club, founded in 1953. Representatives in member countries can help you if problems arise. Over 10,000 listings from 70+ countries around the world.

HouseSitWorld has been around since 1999 and covers USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe. The annual membership fee is approximately US$40.

Intervac is part of an association covering more than 50 countries, and founded in 1953. About 5,000 members, 3,800 of them overseas. membership fees per year for web-only membership; book-web combo that gets you full access to the membership directory.

International Home Exchange Network (IHEN), since 1995 has been servicing the needs of travelers worldwide. Offers listings of home exchange opportunities and vacation rentals in over 50 countries to assist you in planning your next vacation.

International Vacation Home Exchange Network (IVHE) helps to find a dream holiday location. As an IVHE member you unlock a whole new world of vacation opportunities. You can use your second home to trade with other members for holidays worldwide.

Mind My House has a US$20 annual membership which grants house-sitters access to worldwide listings and an easy-to-use platform.

Trusted House Sitters gives you access to listings, a secure communication system, email alerts, and the ability to create references for US$96/year.

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